About the Global Systemic Racism Working Group
Global Systemic Racism Working Group Projects
Caste Webinar, September 16, 2022
South Asia’s caste system is a socio-political basis for discrimination, with Dalits, persecuted as the “untouchables” of society, facing prejudice in the workplace and academia. As South Asians have migrated to jobs and academic positions in the United States, caste discrimination has followed. This webinar opens with a presentation about the origins of caste and how it drives discrimination in society. We will then explore protections against caste discrimination in the U.S., both in the academy and the workplace. We will discuss the recent inclusion of caste as a protected status in California State University’s anti-discrimination policies and a landmark lawsuit filed by California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing against Cisco Systems alleging discrimination against a Dalit engineer based on his caste status.
Global Systemic Racism Conference, September 17 – 18, 2021
The Global Systemic Racism Conference tapped into the global nature of newly emerging movements and critiques of the structures that fueled them. The event brought together prominent scholars who are working in their fields on varied issues concerning, for example, disparities in healthcare, housing, education, employment, wealth, income, political power, mass incarceration, and policing. These scholars and activists are intervening in ways that reveal that the problems are interconnected and that the structuring of the systems relies upon and reproduces racial inequality. The conference explored theories, strategies, movements, campaigns, and events as well as patterns and practices of racial oppression, similarities, and divergences.
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Bianca Torres Murray